To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application.
To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme.
To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.
To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.
To expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.